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Retire To Portland, ME
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Portland, Maine is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.




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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine


Portland Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Portland-South Portland Metro Area blank blank blank 514,098
Portland 64,358 64,249 66,194 66,318



Portland
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2015 .$268,8884.5%
Dec $289,041 . .
Nov $295,136 . .
Oct $260,579 . .
Sep $271,879 . .
Aug $265,833 . .
Jul $260,905 . .
Jun $260,727 . .
May $261,536 . .
Apr $263,500 . .
Mar $253,043 . .
Feb $248,839 . .
Jan $271,795 . .
2014 .$257,1873.2%
2013 .$249,1470.3%
2012 .$248,289na
2011 . na na
2010 . na na





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2015)
. Portland GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $268,888 $361,000
Nearest Big City Boston na
Home Sales Price in Boston $421,000 $281,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 51% of Boston home prices 128%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2015)
. Portland GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $268,888 $361,000
Monthly Rent $1,421 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 12.7 times the annual rent 18.1



Portland
Cost of Living (2015-16)
99% GPTR 99 City Average
110%



Portland Taxes
(2016)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 5.5% -- 42* 6.9% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 106 days 35* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Portland Building Permits
(single family homes)
2014 22
2013 25
2012 3
2011 29
2010 24



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